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September 2010

ALLAN just became a father!

His Jenny brought their son into the world on July 28th at 5:23 AM.
Baby William was 49 centimeters long and weighed 2.98 kilograms!
Since then, he’s been drinking every 3 hours – and is growing, and growing, and growing…

Even at this period when the nights are too short for his parents, they’ve never been happier.

We all cordially congratulate the proud parents – and Baby William most of all!

Our BATHROOMS shine a lot like the summer sun

During the summer months we’ve thought of what it is we could still make more pleasant for you.

Many bathrooms were modernized with new laminated coatings and with their new radiance can now easily keep up with the last of the sun’s rays. For the bathroom floors, we’ve thought of something really special: elegant flooring that brings to mind the Italian “Terrazo” and through its unique surface is absolutely non-slippery and skid-proof.

Best try it out for yourself now.

POSITIVE-MINDED YOUTH – they’re still around!

This summer we’re getting help from four young individuals:
Jonah (24 y/o) in Kitchen and Service, Swansita (20 y/o), apprentice in all areas, Stefan (19 y/o) and Armin (18 y/o), both in maintenance and guest service.

All FOUR are uncannily diligent, work “like pros”, are pleasant, capable, and reliable.

Our guests appreciate “the four”; we’re all just happy to have them.
It’s nice to know that such positive-minded youngsters are still around!

Current HAPPENINGS / EVENTS in Vienna in Summer 2010

Interested in music, theater, the opera, museums, or exhibitions?
We’ll be happy to keep you informed about all the dates / schedules and perhaps even let you in on a few secrets too…

Frida Kahlo Retrospective

From September to December, Frida Kahlo’s work will be on display for the first time in Vienna. The Bank Austria Kunstforum is showing a retrospective of the Mexican artist.

The exhibit is unique: never have so many of Frida Kahlo's works been on display in Vienna. The Bank Austria Kunstforum is showing 60 paintings and 90 works on paper, tracing the career of this exceptional artist, who died in 1954. - From the first self-portraits, which recall the figurative ideals of Renaissance painting, to the images tending toward surrealism, to her expressionistic self-portraits. The exhibit will be complemented by documentary photographic material from Frida Kahlo's grandniece.

Frida Kahlo's works were officially recognized in Mexico as a "national cultural treasure". In 2002, Hollywood depicted her life in a film starring Salma Hayek in the lead role, who received an Oscar nomination. The painter's fate has always been touching and fascinating; throughout her entire life, she suffered from the aftermath of a terrible bus accident. Frida Kahlo's works, which only consist of 143 images (of which 55 are self-portraits), remain impressive to this day.

Bank Austria Kunstforum, 1., Freyung 8
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Urban Art in the Kunsthalle

Two exhibitions in the Kunsthalle are concerned with Urban Art this summer and focus on artists such as Basquiat, Séripop and Keith Haring.

The major summer exhibition in the Kunsthalle from 25 June to 10 October is entitled "Street and Studio. From Basquiat to Séripop". At the heart of the show are works by the American painter and graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). His collaborations with Keith Haring, to whom a special exhibition is dedicated in Hall 2, and Andy Warhol are also part of the exhibition.

Also on show will be works by other contemporary artists from 1976 to today, whose source of inspiration is the city: works by design duo Séripop and photographer Ari Marcopoulos as well as the pictures of Street Art artists Brad Downey, Evan Roth and Mark Jenkins. Videos, installations and sound works round off the program.

The monothematic exhibition "Keith Haring 1978 - 1982" can be marveled at from 28 May to 19 September. It is dedicated to the lively and experimental early years of the artist, who was strongly influenced by graffiti. The focus is on Haring's paper works and includes drawings, flyers, posters, photographs, subway drawings as well as video documentaries on the creative processes behind the work of the artist who died in 1990.

Street and Studio. From Basquiat to Séripop
25 June - 20 October 2010

Keith Haring 1978 – 1982

28 May - 19 September 2010

Daily 10.00 am - 7.00 pm, Th 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Kunsthalle Wien, MuseumsQuartier
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Alfred Hrdlicka at the Belvedere

The summer exhibition at the Belvedere is dedicated to the exceptional sculptor Alfred Hrdlicka, who died in 2009.

The exhibition, which runs from the end of June to September, presents Hrdlicka's main artistic manifestations in the form of 15 selected stone sculptures. The Austrian sculptor concerned himself with issues of politics and social criticism. Characteristic of his creativity are figural and expressive stone sculptures.

Amongst his best-known works is the "Memorial against War and Fascism" on Helmut Zilk Platz in Vienna, which caused a huge sensation as well as criticism at its unveiling in 1988. Today, it is a much-visited monument in the city center.

Until 19 September 2010,
daily 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, We 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Lower Belvedere & Orangery

Hollywood in Vienna

On September 16, the concert gala “Hollywood in Vienna” in the Vienna Konzerthaus will present master works of film music. “Lord of the Rings” composer Howard Shore will receive the Max Steiner Award.

The red carpet will be rolled out for film music: contemporary and classic genre highlights will be performed live at the gala evening "Hollywood in Vienna."  The ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, and Director John Axelrod, will hoist the sails and depart on a journey of musical adventure. The Vienna Boys' Choir, the Vienna Singakademie and international stars will also be there.

Howard Shore will conduct the famous main theme from Lord of the Rings, and jazz icon Rebekka Bakken will sing Shore's composition, "Into the West," from the third part of the saga. Klaus Badelt will present the world premiere of his music to the Pirates of the Caribbean, followed by the presentation of the Max Steiner Award to the three-time Academy Award-winning Howard Shore, composer of the soundtrack to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Max Steiner (1888-1971) of Vienna numbers among the most successful composers in Hollywood film history, producing the music for "King Kong," "Gone with the Wind" and "Casablanca."

September 16th, 2010
Vienna Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna

Vintage car rally on the Ring Strasse

A rolling museum will be on display on Vienna’s ring road on 4 September: The Rallye di Vienna presents more than 200 vehicles and therefore 100 years of automobile history. With international participants and more than 50 different car brands.

The Rallye di Vienna starts at 9:00 a.m. at the southern outskirts of Vienna. The vintage cars take a shorter route, while the sports cars set off to conquer the route through the Vienna Woods with time trials.

From 1.00 pm, more than 12,000 enthusiastic motor fans are expected in the centre of Vienna at the Vintage Car Festival on Heldenplatz next to the Vienna Imperial Palace. At 3.00 pm, the starting flag goes down for the great Vienna Circuit: Magnificent buildings such as the parliament, stock exchange und opera form the magnificent backdrop on the ring road. Other attractive stops along the way are in front of Schloss Belvedere and in the Vienna Prater - the grand final will be celebrated in front of the giant ferris wheel from 6.00 pm.

4 September 2010
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MQ Vienna Fashion Week

From 22 to 26 September, it’s all about fashion in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier. Fashion shows, exhibitions and showrooms present national and international design.

The first edition of the MQ Vienna Fashion Week in 2009 was a success: over 30 fashion shows, 8,000 spectators and 70 presented designers. Visitors can also look forward to more national and international fashion highlights in 2010.
Fashion shows will be held daily in the marquee in front of the MuseumsQuartier (MQ). The designers use the shows to give a preview of their collections for Spring/Summer 2011. MQ Vienna Fashion Week is also a sales fair: the current collections and accessories are available to try on and buy. Events and collection sales also take place at Quartier21 in the MQ. Visitors to MQ Vienna Fashion Week can look forward to side events in the evening.

This year, these include the Austrian fashion labels pitour/Maria Oberfrank, Michel Mayer, superated, Callisti, Gina Drewes, Kayiko and DKSHW (Darkshow, a side-project of Dernier Cri). The spectrum of presented international designers ranges from Spain to Thailand.

7, Museumsplatz 1/MuseumsQuartier
22-26 September 2010

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